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StarCraft: The Board Game - Foam-Core Insert

last updated December 30th, 2016 — created December 30th, 2016

For each insert we create, we have a few standard design goals:

  • Reduce setup time as much as possible
  • Have separate component trays for "setup components" and "gameplay components"
  • Allow for vertical box storage without components crushing each other
  • Fit sleeved cards

For this insert, we decided to store all the miniatures in the base game box and all the other components in the expansion box. Reason being, we wanted to have a lot of real estate in the base game box so we could make 6 identical large play trays for each faction. In the expansion box, we house all the setup components, as well as 2 play trays with the resource tokens, shield tokens, and depleted resource tokens. All cards are housed in a single tray separated by cardstock dividers.

How To Build Foam-Core Inserts

We learned how to make foam-core inserts primarily by watching the videos from The Esoteric Order of Gamers. He has created these wonderful tutorials that will help you get started. We have tried a few methods and prefer his practices over any other. Pro tip: Although it is tempting to skip gluing when building inserts to save time, we really REALLY recommend that you don't. We have built a couple inserts using only dress pins to hold them together and they don't last very long.


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